THE K5T1BA KOTO. 1SJ. little frequented, in consequence of its distance from the main town. It is supported by an annual endowment of Bs. 1,027, the rents of iie village of Undi in the Chhatfc pargana. Close by is a very large quadrangular tank of solid masonry, called the Potara-knnd, in which, as the name demotes, Krish- na's c baby linen* was washed. There is little or no architectural decoration, but the great size and massiveness of the work render it imposing, while the effect is much enhanced by the venerable trees which overhang the enclosing walL Unfortunately, the soil is so porous that the supply of water is rapidly absorbed, and in every season but the rains the long flights of steps are dry to their very base. Its last restoration was made, at considerable cost, in 1850, by the Kamdar of the Q-waliar Raj. It might now be easily filled from the canal. A small cell on the margin of the tank, called indifferently K&ra-grah, * the prison-house,J or Janm-bhiimi, 'the birth-place/ marks the spot where Vasu- - deva and Bevaki were kept in confinement, and where their son Krishna was born. The adjoining suburb, in its name Mallpnra^ commemorates, it is said, Kansa's two famous maUa*, t. 0., £ wrestlers,.' Chanmra and Mushtika* At the back of the Potara-kund and within the circuit of the Dlrfl-kot, or old ramparts of the city, is a very large mound (where a railway engineer had a house before the Mutiny) which would seem to have been the site of some large Bud- dhist establishment, It is strewn with broken bits of stone and fragments of sculpture, and I found in particular two large but headless and armless and other- wise mutilated figures of Buddha seated and fully clothed. In- this respect they agreed with all the figures found in this particular neighbourhood, as also in the position of the hands, wMeh are not crossed on the feet, but the right is raised in admonition, while the left rests-on the thigh,, At the Kaakali tib the statues are mostly nude; and at the Jamalpnr mound they are more commonly standing than seated, la connection with the discovery of Buddhist antiquities, allusion has already been made to the temple of BMtesvar Mahadeva, which overlooks the old and ruinous Balbhadra-kund, In its present form it is a quadrangle of ordinary character with pyramidal tower and cloister built by the Mahrattas towards the end of last century. The site has probably been occupied by successive reli*- gious buildings from most remote antiquity, sod was at one isniB the centre of the town of Mathtira, whiehJms now moved away from it more than a mile to iihe east. In the earlier days of Bmhnaanism, before the development of the Krishna cultus, it may be surmised that BMteavar was the special local divinity. There are in Braj three oiher shrines of Mahideva, which are also of high traditional repute is spite of the meanness of their modem accessories.